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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Mozilla seems to work okay with Chrome's flash player

Posted 02-21-2015 at 11:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-23-2015 at 05:44 AM by the dsc

I'm not really a fan of flash, but since I'm trying to switch from Chrome to Iceweasel, which seems to be less sluggish in my machine, and I don't like the idea of using a plugin from the late 90s when I have to, I decided to try the wrap-around trick/plugin I've found. It seems to be working normally, as fas as I can tell.

http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/fresh...per-flash.html

It had a few more dependencies than stated in the how-to, but the make/configure output...
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Does youtube know what you've been doing elsewhere?

Posted 02-07-2015 at 10:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-07-2015 at 10:44 PM by the dsc (grammer, me guess)

I'm a recovering addict in chess (not any good though, just enough to experiment some of the sweet taste ov victory, sometimes), and every now and then I have a relapse. I used to watch some chess videos on youtube, but sometime ago I unsubscribed those channels, deleted the chess-related history for a bunch of "pages" back, and I've been marking "not interested" in chess-related suggestions, and they were decreasing in number.

But now, yesterday, I had some binge-chess...
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It seems that sharing the config folder of chromium via symlink isn't a good idea

Posted 02-06-2015 at 01:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-06-2015 at 02:02 AM by the dsc

Short story shorter: two Debian 8 installs on the same PC, different HDs, same username of an user. Why not just symlink /home/user/.config/chromium in the new install? Well, it seems your extensions and their data get erased.

Story's moral: do backups of such folders first. Even if it works with mozilla (if I recall), Google could well be "nah, we better delete this stuff".
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mpd/mpc is always a headache

Posted 02-05-2015 at 07:33 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Man, I think that it has been something like 4x1 the score of times it got me lots of trouble to make it work versus the times it just worked, or almost so (I don't like that it runs as root by default so I probably changed it).

I'm not asking for help, just ranting -- I can google, there are lots of threads all around the internet with similar error messages. But unfortunately it seems that there's no universal fix. Even though the error messages are the same, there might be a handful...
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"Systemd sometimes doesn't shutdown" -- collecting links and info

Posted 01-31-2015 at 11:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-09-2015 at 10:59 AM by the dsc

It's very sporadic, somewhat rare, so I won't really open a thread on the forums themselves, but I'll just collect links and snippets here hoping there's some way to fix it, if it doesn't get fixed "by itself"/by systemd/debian developers first.

Quote:
I have Mate desktop and Slim installed:
halt_cmd /sbin/systemctl poweroff -i
reboot_cmd /sbin/systemctl reboot -i
like this, when I request shutdown all applications exit and then slim restart
...
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